Southern University Board
of Supervisors chairwoman Bridget A. Dinvaut (pictured above left) and vice chairman the Rev.
Joe R. Gant (pictured above right) being installed as 2014 officers during the Board’s regular meeting January 10, 2014, in the Board Meeting Room by
general counsel Winston Decuir Jr. -Photo Naville Oubre III
The Southern University and A&M College System Board of Supervisors
Friday, January 10, 2014, installed new officers during its regular monthly
Chairwoman Bridget A. Dinvaut and vice chairman the
Rev. Joe R. Gant of Shreveport, were unanimously re-elected during the
annual officers' election in November
2013, as the 2014 officers for the
16-member governing board for the Southern University System.
graduate of Southern University New Orleans and the Southern University
Law Center, is an assistant district attorney for St. John the Baptist
Parish District Attorney's Office, and has more than 17 years of law
enforcement and legal experience. Dinvaut worked in the St. John Parish
Sheriff's Department as special investigator (1986-1994), as U.S.
Probation Officer with the Eastern District of Louisiana-5th Circuit
(1994-1998), a U.S. Probation Pre-sentence investigator with the Eastern
District of Louisiana (1998-2001), and the Southern District of
Florida-11th Circuit (2001-2002).
Gant is senior pastor of the Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church in Shreveport, a business consultant, youth counselor, and
community liaison. Gant is a graduate of Louisiana State University
Shreveport and Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport.